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    Sale 7746

    PARISIAN TASTE IN LONDON: A PRIVATE COLLECTION AND FURNITURE

    10 September 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 3

    A LOUIS XV KINGWOOD ETAGERE

    BY PIERRE MIGEON, CIRCA 1735

    Price Realised  

    A LOUIS XV KINGWOOD ETAGERE
    BY PIERRE MIGEON, CIRCA 1735
    The mottled grey marble top above seven open tiers with pierced sides, on cabriole feet, stamped 'MIGEON JME', possibly originally with cartonnier drawers
    47 in. (119.5 cm.) high; 17¼ in. (44 cm.) wide; 10¼ in. (26 cm.) deep


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    Pierre IV Migeon, maître circa 1724.

    This étagère is typical of the work of the ébéniste Pierre IV Migeon (1696 - 1758), or his son Pierre V (1733 - 1775). Father and son employed two different stamps which they appear to have used interchangeably (S. Mouquin, Pierre IV Migeon 1696 - 1758, Paris, 2001, p. 67). Pierre IV was the grandson of the founder of the family dynasty of ébénistes, Pierre I (active circa 1637), and son of the ébéniste Pierre III Migeon (1665 - circa 1717). Pierre Migeon IV produced pieces for an illustrious noble clientele, which led to large commissions by the Court and and Madame de Pompadour. He was known for employing simple veneers in a manner which made use of the natural beauty and grain of the material and for pieces with undulating outlines.

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